The situation on the Korean Peninsula has been tense since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un last week ordered the development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile system for an immediate nuclear counterattack.
Seoul: South Korean media has reported in its report that North Korea can build 20 to 60 nuclear weapons. According to media reports, the situation on the Korean peninsula has become tense since North Korean leader Kim Jong-un last week ordered the development of a new intercontinental ballistic missile system for an immediate nuclear counterattack. He also emphasized the need to increase the number of nuclear weapons in the country’s arsenal.
The news agency contacted specialized Western universities including the US Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS), the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Japanese Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RSCNA). Analyzed the statistics published in 2022 by
According to the agency’s report, Western experts agree that North Korea had about 20-30 nuclear weapons as of September, but the INSS noted that the number could rise to 60 in November. Meanwhile, SIPRI believes that North Korea has enough uranium-235 and plutonium-239 material to build 45-55 nuclear weapons.
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